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# pope - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions

The Pope made the comments in a documentary released today.

# pope - Monday 12 October, 2020

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial

George Pell was convicted but ultimately absolved by Australia’s High Court of sex abuse allegations.

# pope - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Pleasures of food and sex are 'simply divine', Pope Francis says

“The Church has condemned inhuman, brutish, vulgar pleasure, but has on the other hand always accepted human, simple, moral pleasure,” he added.

# pope - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Turkish president Erdogan formally converted the museum back into a mosque on Friday.

# pope - Friday 25 October, 2019

Pope visit and extreme weather send profits at Dublin Zoo company tumbling

Profits last year decreased by 71% from €2.6 million to €765,000.

# pope - Monday 13 May, 2019

Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome

It is believed the supply had been shut off due to unpaid electricity bills amounting to around €300,000.

# pope - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution

Benedict has written a 6,000-word essay for Klerusblatt, a German monthly magazine for clergy.

# pope - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

From The42 'Unacceptable' - Sale prop Pope banned after second failed drugs test Guilty

'Unacceptable' - Sale prop Pope banned after second failed drugs test

The 21-year-old has received a six-month ban after testing positive for cocaine and cannabis.

# pope - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases

Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the highest-ranking Catholic official in Chile.

# pope - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Pope calls child sex abuse like 'human sacrifice', vows 'all-out battle'

His address to bishops at the end of a landmark summit promised an “all-out battle” against abusive priests,

# pope - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns

His admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns.

# pope - Monday 21 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge You don't have to take a 7 day break on the contraceptive pill to appease the Pope anymore The Pill

You don't have to take a 7 day break on the contraceptive pill to appease the Pope anymore

Research shows the break provides no health benefit.

# pope - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Red carpets, flags, golf buggies - the €17.8m spent by OPW on Pope visit

Figures show the OPS spent €2,404 on flowers and more than €6,000 for the hire of ATM units.

# pope - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit

Bishop Kevin Doran blamed negative media coverage in the run up to the event for the shortfall.

# pope - Monday 8 October, 2018

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct

Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.

# pope - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Majority of people think Pope Francis 'didn't go far enough' on child abuse during Irish visit

That’s according to an Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times.

# pope - Monday 27 August, 2018

'A country transformed': How the world's media covered the pope's Irish visit

Correspondents came to Ireland to witness how the Pope would be received.

Pope Francis 'will not say a word' about allegations he ignored abuse claims against US cardinal

The claims were made in a letter by former Vatican envoy Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.

# pope - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Pope to Irish bishops: Way Church confronts abuse 'can offer an example to society as a whole'

The pope met with the bishops before heading to the airport.

Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers Mother And Baby Home This post contains videos

Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers

A vigil to remember babies who died at the home is being held this afternoon.

'No mention of accountability or cover-up' - Criticism of pope's Knock Shrine speech on clerical abuse

Pope Francis begged for God’s forgiveness for the “sins” by members of the clergy.

Explainer: What were the 'strange occurrences' that turned Knock into a global pilgrimage site?

Pope Francis is visiting today – but what’s reputed to have happened in the Mayo village?

Poll: Have you or will you attend an event with the pope? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you or will you attend an event with the pope?

Pope Francis will leave Ireland later today.

8km tailbacks in Mayo as Knock prepares for pope visit

The pope will visit the shrine this morning ahead of his Phoenix Park Mass.

Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know

About 500,000 people are expected to attend the event.

# pope - Saturday 25 August, 2018

'Pope Francis holy water' selling well at one stall - but flag vendors report quiet day

Vendors selling Vatican flags reported a slow day, as Pope Francis visited Dublin.

'That was a bit too fast': Popemobile travels through Dublin with unanticipated haste

Large crowds turned out for the parade, including groups of protesters.

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.

Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland Papal Visit This post contains videos

Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland

The pontiff’s two-day visit has officially begun.

Poll: Are you happy the pope is visiting Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy the pope is visiting Ireland?

The country’s relationship with the Catholic Church has changed dramatically over the years.

Here's everywhere Pope Francis will be going this weekend

From the Áras to Knock – here’s the hour-by-hour plan.

# pope - Friday 24 August, 2018

Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests

Pope Francis is due to visit the country this weekend.

# pope - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Pregnant women due this weekend in Dublin advised to leave plenty of time for journeys across city

All hospitals will be operating as normal across the weekend.

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS World Meeting This post contains videos

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

Temporary ban on drones to be enforced in parts of Dublin and Knock during Pope visit

The Air Corps said that “if you use a drone in the Dublin area you may be acting illegally”.

It may rain on the pope's parade during visit to Ireland ... quite literally

Isolated rain showers are forecast throughout the weekend.

'Businesses are nervous about this weekend. There’s a lot of confusion about what’s going to happen'

Business owners have complained that they haven’t been given enough information about Papal disruption.

# pope - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families

Catholics from around the world began to gather at the RDS this morning – here’s how it played out.

Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit

Fears had been expressed in recent days that the traffic restrictions set to be in place in Dublin would negatively impact homeless services in the city.

# pope - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Irish bishop defends Pope Francis' response to abuse but says letter could have been 'more concrete'

Bishop Alan McGuckian says the Pope should be judged on his actions.

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